Open Call Europe Beyond Access

9 April 2024

Europe Beyond Access, the world’s largest Arts and Disability collaboration, just launched an open call, inviting Deaf and disabled artists from Europe to apply for co-production support.

Europe Beyond Access (EBA), a consortium of ten leading European dance and performing arts organisations, supports disabled and/or Deaf artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary performing arts sector and to become Europe's next artistic leaders. 

Applications are now open for European Deaf and/or disabled artists who are seeking co-producers for new artistic works based in dance practice, choreography or movement. With this call, EBA aims at supporting these artists to bring their artistic vision to life!


A co-production support of between €15,000 and €40,000 for each project and opportunity for public presentation at two or more of the venues of EBA’s partners, companies or festivals. 


If you self-define as Deaf or disabled, you are eligible to apply. EBA Co-productions must be led by one or more Deaf and/or disabled artist or by collectives that include disabled artists in equal positions of leadership. The lead Artist(s) must have previous experience of making work, in either local, national or international contexts. Proposals can come from independent artists with or without a producer or production support or proposals can come from artists working with established companies. Project proposals which have already, or will have, other co-producers or support from other funds are also eligible.

Artists must be resident in one of the countries of the European Union, or in any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Ukraine. 


The deadline for First Stage applications is the 19th May 2024. Following this deadline shortlisted projects will enter into a period of idea development and discussion with the EBA partners. Then the applicants will submit a more detailed application in September 2024.

More information about the Co-Productions and how to apply: